Faculty & Staff Directory

Tyson Browning

Professor of Operations Management
Information Systems and Supply Chain Management Department


  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • SM, SM, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • BS, Abilene Christian University

Areas of Expertise/Research

  • Project management, Program management
  • Product development and systems engineering processes
  • Process modeling, analysis, and improvement, including Lean and Six Sigma
  • Design structure matrix (DSM)
  • Risk management
  • Operations management

Selected Publications

  • “It Worked There, So It Should Work Here: Sustaining Change while Improving Product Development Processes,” Journal of Operations Management, 65(3): 216-241, 2019, with Shawn T. Collins.
  • “Reducing Unwelcome Surprises in Project Management,” MIT Sloan Management Review, 56(3): 53-62, 2015, with Ranga V. Ramasesh.
  • “Linking Cyclicality and Product Quality,” Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 15(3): 473-491, 2013, with Manuel Sosa and Jürgen Mihm.
  • Design Structure Matrix Methods and Applications, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2012, with Steven D. Eppinger.
  • “A Survey of Activity Network-based Process Models for Product Development Project Management,” Production and Operations Management, 16(2): 217-240, 2007, with Ranga V. Ramasesh.

Honors and Awards

  • Rob Rhodes Professor of the Year, 2021 (“The Neeley School’s highest internal recognition for sustained, high-quality institutional accomplishments in research, teaching, and service”)
  • Neeley School of Business 2013 Award for Distinguished Achievement as a Creative Teacher and Scholar
  • MBA Core Teaching Award, 2007
  • MBA Elective Teaching Award, 2015
  • Neeley School Graduate Teaching Award, 2020
  • Voted a “Favorite Professor” by the graduating MBA classes, 2013-2022